WSR 00-05-062

DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY


[ Filed February 15, 2000, 1:08 p.m. ]


PUBLIC NOTICE

ISSUANCE OF NPDES/STATE DAIRY OPERATION

GENERAL DISCHARGE PERMIT



The purpose of this public notice is to provide notice the Washington Department of Ecology issued the NPDES/state dairy operation general discharge permit on March 1, 2000. The effective date of the permit is April 1, 2000.

Any commercial dairy farm meeting the definition of a concentrated dairy animal feeding operation under chapter 90.64 RCW or the definition of a concentrated animal feeding operation under Part 40 C.F.R. 122.23, Appendix B, is required to obtain coverage under the permit.

The permit applies to the entire state of Washington. Permit coverage will be approved upon the submittal of a completed NPDES/state dairy waste general permit application form to appropriate ecology regional or field office.

The facilities to be covered under this permit include:

Current holders of permit coverage under the September 3, 1994 NPDES/state dairy waste general permit,
Dairy farms voluntarily submitting an application for coverage under the new permit,
Dairy farms requiring permit coverage that were unable to obtain coverage since expiration of the 1994 permit on September 2, 1999,
Dairy farms identified through future ecology inspections that meet the definition of a concentrated dairy animal feeding operation and require permit coverage.
The primary changes to the draft permit involves editing for greater consistency with the federal Clean Water Act and state Dairy Nutrient Management Act.

Coverage under the permit may be obtained by submitting to the appropriate ecology regional office a completed "Dairy Waste General Discharge Permit Application for Coverage," Publication ECY 040-7, revised August 1995.

This permit may be appealed. Your appeal must be filed with the Pollution Control Hearings Board, P.O. Box 40903, Olympia, WA 98504-0903 within thirty days of issuance of the permit. At the same time, your appeal must be served to the Department of Ecology, P.O. Box 47600, Olympia, WA 98504-7666,

Attn: Phil KauzLoric. Your appeal alone will not stay the effectiveness of this permit. Stay requests must be submitted in accordance with RCW 43.21B.320. These procedures are consistent with chapter 43.21B RCW.

This notice is provided by the Washington Department of Ecology, Water Quality Program, P.O. Box 47600, Olympia, WA 98504-7600. Contact: Phil KauzLoric, phone 407-6413, e-mail pkau461@ecy.wa.gov.

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